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a nameless, spent afternoon
white tiger with audience
Out of Africa Wildlife Park publicity photo
 

Memphis Zoo: White Tigers

Vanilla Tigers -
bored panting
rustles cinnamon stripes;
tense currents
ripple stretched paws,
claws and fangs 
still practice their ancestors' purpose.

A nameless, spent afternoon  -
food will come later
when the sun gets done
moving shadows
and noisy peripheral objects.

Jonathan Bohrn (2000)
 
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
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